Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF, whose current lineup includes vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, EUROPE, VICTORY, L.A. GUNS, Y&T, RIK EMMETT, COUNT RAVEN and POWERWOLF.As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF have uploaded audio samples of several new album tracks at their official web site. The tracks available for preview include "Disconnect", "King of the Ward", "Dr. Wicked", "I Am the Law" and "Behind the Gun". Check them out at www.leatherwolfmusic.com. LEATHERWOLF's new album is being recorded by Joe Floyd, who has previously worked with HALFORD ("Resurrection" and "Crucible") and BRUCE DICKINSON ("Accident of Birth" and "The Chemical Wedding"). The final mixes are being handled by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ROB ROCK, MERCENARY) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. A spring 2006 release is expected.